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Arrival, Assembly & Procession

Commencement 2018

Arrival and Assembly

All graduates should be in the assembly areas by 8:15 a.m.

Undergraduate Students 

Middle Campus, Linden Lane 

  • Carroll School of Management 
  • Connell School of Nursing 
  • Lynch School of Education 
  • Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Woods College of Advancing Studies 

Graduate Students 

Alumni Stadium, Gate A (Right Side) 

  • Boston College Law School 
  • Boston College School of Social Work 
  • Connell School of Nursing — Graduate Programs 
  • Graduate School of the Morissey College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Lynch School of Education — Graduate Programs 
  • School of Theology and Ministry 

Conte Forum, North Stands (Flynn Recreation Complex Side) 

  • Carroll School of Management—Graduate Programs 
  • Woods College of Advancing Studies—Graduate Programs 

Guests should be seated by 9:05 a.m. when the academic procession is scheduled to begin.

Procession

The academic procession enters from both the south (Merkert Chemistry Center) and west (Conte Forum) sides of Alumni Stadium. 

  • Morrissey College of Arts and Science 
    Students process in front of the west (Conte Forum) stands on the Merkert Chemistry Center end and down the center aisle to their assigned seats.
    • For the Morrissey College the procession is best viewed from Alumni Stadium sections D, DD, E, EE, F AND FF. 
  • Carroll School of Management, Carroll School of Management - Graduate Programs, Woods College of Advancing Studies, Woods College of Advancing Studies - Graduate Programs 
    Students process in front of the west (Conte Forum) stands on the Flynn Recreation Complex end and down the center aisle to their assigned seats.
    • For these schools the procession is best viewed from Alumni Stadium sections B, BB, C, CC, D, and D.  
  • Boston College Law School, Boston College of Social Work, Connell School of Nursing, Connell School of Nursing - Graduate Programs, Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, Lynch School of Education, Lynch School of Education - Graduate Programs, and School of Theology and Ministry
    Students process in front of the west and south stands (Merkert Chemistry Center end) and down the center aisle to their assigned seats.
    • For these schools the procession is best viewed from Alumni Stadium sections G, H, and J. 

The President and dignitaries process in front of the west stands and down the center aisle. The ceremony begins when all members of the President's party have reached the stage.